Need a unique facility for your meeting, wedding, production, or event? 

Consider hosting your event in our beautiful lobby.

  • $100 per hour rental fee (lobby only)
  • Chairs and tables can be provided upon request for an additional $25 fee
  • Catering, beverages, tablecloths, etc. are NOT provided by the planetarium
  • No alcohol is allowed on the college campus
  • Subject to availability of the dome space and appropriate staff. 

Schedule a special Staerkel Planetarium program for your group! 

  • $250 per hour for one show (seating up to 128; show is an existing program)
  • $100 per hour for additional shows during your event
  • $100 per hour for any production services (creating/editing a show)
  • $40 per hour to add a second technician (if needed on-site)
  • $10 per hour to add a second student worker (if required)

    Note that we are also allowed to negotiate fees for special events like weddings.  The price is dependent on what's required of the equipment/staff and how much time is needed in the dome.  

New! Schedule a virtual show with the planetarium staff! 

Shows will be presented on Zoom with sky simulation software such as Stellarium. If you prefer a format other than Zoom, let us know! We may be able to make arrangements.

  • $25 per hour for one show
  • Only live-narrated shows are available
  • Some content will vary from shows presented in the dome